How have City services been impacted due to lack of funding?

Addressing homelessness and keeping our City safe, clean and well-maintained is our top priority, which will help improve property values and quality of life.

The City of Modesto has about half of the police officers, including traffic enforcement, needed to keep a community of our size safe. Meanwhile, the number of DUIs and traffic fatalities continue to grow. Additional funding is needed to provide more police officers, firefighters, dispatchers, and paramedics to respond quickly to emergencies. 

If we do not address these issues now, they will become even more expensive in the future.

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1. What contributes to Modesto’s quality of life?
2. What is the current state of Modesto’s budget?
3. How have City services been impacted due to lack of funding?
4. How is the City developing a long-term solution to its funding needs?
5. How would a local funding measure help preserve City services
6. How much revenue could this potential measure generate to protect City services?
7. Are there any exemptions to the sales tax?
8. Are there any fiscal safeguards to ensure funds are spent correctly?
9. Could the State cut or take this local funding?
10. Does a sales tax measure ensure that Modesto’s visitors pay their fair share?